Title III, Language Instruction for ImmigrantConsolidated Application Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III, Language Instruction for Immigrant Students legal assurances for fiscal year 2018–19.
ESEA, Title III Language Instruction for Immigrant Students
- Each local educational agency (LEA) receiving funds under 20 United States Code (USC) §6825(e)(1) shall use the funds to pay for activities that provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth, which may include:
- Family literacy, parent and family outreach, and training activities designed to assist parents and families to become active participants in the education of their children;
- Recruitment of, and support for personnel, including teachers and paraprofessionals who have been specifically trained, or are being trained, to provide services to immigrant children and youth;
- Provision of tutorials, mentoring, and academic or career counseling for immigrant children and youth;
- Identification, development, and acquisition of curricular materials, educational software, and technologies to be used in the program carried out with awarded funds;
- Basic instructional services that are directly attributable to the presence of immigrant children and youth in the LEA involved, including the payment of costs of providing additional classroom supplies, costs of transportation, or such other costs as directly attributable to such additional instructional services;
- Other instructional services that are designed to assist immigrant children and youth to achieve in elementary and secondary schools in the United States, such as programs of introduction to the educational system and civics education; and
- Activities, coordinated with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, private sector entities, or other entities with expertise in working with immigrants, to assist parents of immigrant children and youth by offering comprehensive community services. (20 USC §6825(e); Public Law 114-95, §3115(e))
- Recommended direct administration expenses for a fiscal year may not exceed 2 percent of such funds for the cost of administering the program.
- LEAs are authorized to assess approved indirect costs to the portion of the subgrants that is not reserved for direct administrative costs. A list of approved indirect cost rates are available on the California Department of Education Indirect Cost Rates (ICR) web page.
- For LEAs that consolidate administrative funds, the maximum amount available for direct administrative costs is what is reasonable and necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the programs. (California School Accounting Manual Procedure 780)
- The LEA has consulted with teachers, researchers, school administrators, parents and family members, community members, public or private entities, and institutions of higher education, in developing and implementing the LEA plan. (20 USC 6826; PL 114-95 §3116(b)(4)(C))
- The LEA will, if applicable, coordinate activities and share relevant data under the LEA plan with local Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, including migrant and seasonal Head Start agencies, and other early childhood education providers. (20 USC 6826; PL 114-95 §3116(b)(4)(D))
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